Robert De Niro, who is considered one of the greatest actors of his time, is to receive the Cecil B. De Mille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony on January 16.
The announcement was made today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills by five time Golden Globe nominee Kevin Spacey.
The 67-year-old actor, who won a best actor Golden Globe for his role as boxer Jake La Motta in 1980′s Raging Bull and has been nominated five other times, has appeared in more than 80 movies and has produced 30.
Since his movie debut in 1965′s Three Rooms in Manhattan, he has gained a reputation as being one of hardest working and most meticulous actors in the business, paying close attention to the smallest details.
Born in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, he trained at the famed Actors Studio with Stella Adler and, after appearing in several low budget films directed by Brian De Palma, he earned critical praise for his performance as a baseball player dying from Hodgkin’s Disease in Bang The Drum Slowly.
Then came Mean Streets, the first of many landmark collaborations with director Martin Scorsese, and he cemented his stature with The Godfather, in which he starred as a young Vito Corleone. He gave a seminal performance as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver and has continued to work steadily in a wide variety of movies, ranging from thrillers (Ronin, 1998), broad comedy (Analyze This, 1999) and drama (The Good Shepherd 2007,which he also directed.)
He recently starred as a correctional officer in Stone and will next be seen in Little Fockers.
|Robert De Niro and Jake La Motta on the set of Raging Bull. The role earned De Niro a Best Actor Golden Globe Award.
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Hollywood, CA, November 9, 2010– Robert De Niro will be honored at next January’s Golden Globe® Awards telecast with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field. Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), was joined by Golden Globe Award-nominated actor Kevin Spacey in making the announcement this morning.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award will be presented to De Niro at The 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 16, 2011, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with host Ricky Gervais.
Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to the talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Recent recipients include Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003), Harrison Ford (2002), Al Pacino (2001), and Barbra Streisand (2000).
With more than 70 film credits, De Niro launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma’s The Wedding Party in 1969. He quickly received accolades from the New York Film Critics Circle in recognition of his critically acclaimed performances in Bang the Drum Slowly and Martin Scorsese‘s Mean Streets.
In 1974, De Niro received his first Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Part II. His extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese’s Raging Bull earned him his second Oscar, this time for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and his first Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama.
De Niro has earned seven additional Golden Globe nominations, garnering nods for his work as Travis Bickle in Scorsese’s acclaimed Taxi Driver; as Jimmy Doyle in New York, New York; as a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino‘s The Deer Hunter; as Jack Walsh in Martin Brest‘s Midnight Run; as ex-con Max Cady in Scorsese’s remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear; as insecure mob boss Paul Vitti in Harold Ramis’ Analyze This; and as Jack Byrnes in Jay Roach’s comedy Meet the Parents.
In 2009, De Niro received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting. He also received the Hollywood Actor Award from the Hollywood Film Festival and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. In addition, AARP the magazine gave De Niro the 2010 Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award.
De Niro’s recent film credits include Nu Image Films’ psychological thriller Stone and 20th Century Fox’s Machete. His upcoming projects include Little Fockers, the third installment of Tribeca Productions’ Meet the Parents franchise; Universal Pictures’ The Dark Fields; Filmauro’s Italian romantic comedy Manuale d’amore 3; and Ambience Entertainment’s action thriller The Killer Elite.
De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Center – which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988 – and in the Tribeca Film Festival, which he founded with Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival was conceived to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The festival’s mission is to promote New York City as a major filmmaking center and help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences.
Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro develops projects in which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor.
Tribeca’s A Bronx Tale in 1993 marked De Niro’s directorial debut. He later directed and co-starred in The Good Shepherd with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.
The 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will be seen in more than 160 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The special will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Sixty-six years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $10.5 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.goldenglobes.org, follow on Twitter @goldenglobes, and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Globes/131161116925915.
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Golden Globe winners Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, who have already talked with Hollywood Foreign Press members about their close collaboration, are getting together again to discuss it at the American Cinematheque.
The director and actor, who have made four films together, will be having a conversation about their work as the Egyptian Theatre screens their four films—Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island beginning on Saturday.
Marty, whose Film Foundation has received nearly two million dollars in grants from the HFPA for film restoration projects, is in London filming his first 3D feature, Hugo Cabret, so he will be talking by satellite with Leo, who will soon begin filming his role as J. Edgar Hoover for Clint Eastwood.
Here’s what they told the Hollywood Foreign Press about each other:
Marty on Leo: “I keep pushing him and keep asking, to the point sometimes where he’ll look at me and say, ‘You know, I don’t know what I’m doing anymore.’ I say, ‘Fine, let’s do it again.’ And I realise then that all his defences are down and something real is going to happen. I mean something internally, emotionally and psychologically truthful. He’s remarkable; he’s young and he really seems to have a range that’s going to get deeper and stronger.”
Leo on Marty: “What Martin Scorsese does best is depict something about humanity and who we are as people. He focuses on the emotions of the characters, so as much as style plays a part of it, his stories are about who we are as people.”
Marty won Golden Globes for directing Gangs of New York and The Departed and was this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. De Mille Award.
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At just 5ft 2in Kristen Bell knows all too well the pluses and minuses of being petite.
“It’s easy to fit into a Prius, it’s easy to fit on a plane, I don’t have knee problems and people are generally nicer to you if you’re smaller,” she told HFPA members when she met them recently in Beverly Hills.
But on the other hand height poses problems when she’s out with her boyfriend, the 6ft tall actor Dax Shepherd. “It’s tough taking pictures with him because he’s so tall and unless you have a really wide frame you’re not going to get both our heads in,” she laughed.
Kristen, who made her name playing a gifted but mentally unstable woman in the television series Heroes and is now a major movie star thanks to roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Couples Retreat, Get Him to the Greek and the high school comedy You Again, has been engaged to Dax for nearly a year but, she says, she has no plans to marry.
“I come from a very traditional household and for a while I thought a marriage certificate was important but the older I get the more I see how little it means because the piece of paper is not going to make you act any differently, nor is the ring for that matter. What matters is choosing to respect the person you’re with and if you have a ring and all the pieces of paper in the world it doesn’t mean you’re going to get along if you don’t put the work in.”
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With Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaching, most Americans are planning parties and celebrations.
But not Janet Jackson
. The youngest sibling of the pop music dynasty tells Hollywood Foreign Press members that her family does not believe in parties.
“My family is different,” says 44-year-old Janet, who co-stars in Tyler Perry’s movie For Coloured Girls. “We grew up as Jehovah’s Witnesses so we didn’t grow up celebrating Thanksgiving or Halloween or Easter or even birthdays.
“The first time I ever had a birthday party was when I was 23 and it was a surprise and I was so embarrassed. I was on the Rhythm Tour and I had never experienced having a birthday party ever before.”
The Jacksons, do, however, celebrate family reunions. “They try to get everyone together over Thanksgiving for what they call Family Day,” she says. “It’s hard getting all of us together because there’s so many of us. But we do pretty well.”
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Actress Rachel McAdams, whose latest film Morning Glory was screened for the HFPA this week, has revealed how she was told to stop making ‘stupid movies’ by an immigration official as she tried to enter America.
The 31-year-old Canadian born star, who will be meeting HFPA members in New York this weekend, was also criticised for her pink hair colour by the abusive agent.
‘She kicked me to the curb,’ Adams told the New York Times.
‘She was tough. I had pink hair at the time, and she said “Don’t dye your hair that colour and don’t make any more stupid movies”.’
The confrontation came as McAdams attempted to enter the US from her native Canada.
Although she had a ‘green card’ that allows her to work and live in the US she still had to go through immigration control.
McAdams said she was too polite to ask the official what films she was referring to, telling the New York Times: “I was just glad she let me through”.’
More importantly, her fans and Hollywood seem to disagree with the immigration official.
McAdams has several films coming out in the next couple of months. Morning Glory, co-starring Harrison Ford being the first set for release November 10.
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On Tuesday, November 9, Golden Globe Award nominated actor, Kevin Spacey will announce the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
The recipient will be honored at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards for their outstanding contribution to the entertainment field on Sunday, January 16, 2011.
Follow the announcement live on this news blog on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 9:00 am (PST).
Until then, join one of the most anticipated announcements in Hollywood, leave a comment and tell us who you believe deserves the honor the most!
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A new Jason Bourne thriller, The Bourne Legacy, is in the works at Universal and like the other Bourne adventures it will be filmed in locations across Europe—but it is unlikely to star Matt Damon
The 40-year-old actor, who starred in the previous three Bourne films, has told HFPA members that he is looking for projects that will keep him close to home so that he can spend more time with his family.
“I tend to look for things to shoot in the area as much as possible,” said Matt, who lives in New York with his Argentinian-born wife Luciana and their four children.
“Alexia, my 12-year-old, and Isabella, my four-year-old, are both in school here and Alexia is starting to have a social life so we can’t just pick up and move to Europe for a year like we did in the past, as wonderful as that experience was for the kids,” he said.
Matt, who has two other daughters, Gia, 2, and Stella, who was born last month, recently finished filming True Grit for the Coen brothers and is currently working on the thriller Contagion, which also stars Kate Winslet
and Jude Law
and is being directed by Steven Soderbergh
The Bourne Legacy will be written and directed by Tony Gilroy, who wrote the screenplays for the previous Bourne movies.
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Martin Scorsese has flown from London where he is filming the 3D mystery movie Hugo Cabret to unveil the digitally restored copy of Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita at the Rome film festival.
The restoration of the 1960 classic movie, which starred Anita Ekberg
, was made possible by Scorsese’s Film Foundation, to which the HFPA has contributed nearly two million dollars.
Work to clean the movie’s original widescreen negative took more than 8000 hours.
“In my mind, there is a before and after La Dolce Vita,” said Scorsese, praising the film for achieving “a moral intensity, an intelligence and a maturity” that was unprecedented at that point in commercial movies.
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When former Friends star Courtney Cox decided to talk for the first time about her struggle to deal with her recent separation from her husband of 11 years David Arquette, she chose to meet and discuss it with the Hollywood Foreign Press.
“He’s a kook,” she said of her husband, who revealed to Howard Stern that he had cried after he had sex with another woman after separating from Cox. “It wasn’t shocking to me.”
Courtney, 46, who stars in the TV series Cougar Town, added: “I feel I have been in a whirlwind. It’s all new and I don’t know how it’s going to turn out. Now that we are separated there is a big adjustment.”
Talking with HFPA members at the Four Seasons Hotel, she said that she and 39-year-old Arquette, who met on the set of the film Scream in 1996, still see each other regularly for the sake of their six year old daughter Coco.
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